Autism Acceptance Month

April 12, 2023

Autism Acceptance Month is highlighted in April. This year's theme, “Celebrate Differences,” aims to herald the acceptance of individuals beyond the spectrum.
Formerly known as Autism Awareness Month, in 2021 the Autism Society of America changed it to Autism Acceptance Month to promote receptivity and inclusivity.

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Sexual Awareness Month

April 6, 2023

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I want you to be aware of the resources available to you in our community. If you need help, you can call (888) 999-5545 anytime to speak with a certified sexual assault crisis counselor in English. Dial (888) 568-8332 to speak with an expert in Spanish.

You can also contact any of the member sexual assault crisis programs in our state by clicking on THIS LINK and scrolling down to the “Need Help” section. These non-profit organizations provide free, confidential service in a safe, caring environment.

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How to Avoid Tax Scams

March 15, 2023

Tax filing season is upon us. As you prepare to file, I urge you to be mindful of potential scams. The IRS produces a list of "dirty dozen" tax scams.  While these scams can occur year-round, they tend to increase during this time of the year. It’s wise to stay on top of the latest list of common issues—and take some simple steps to stay safe from them.

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Critical Benefits Coming To an End

February 28, 2023

Very soon, there will be changes for some of our most vulnerable individuals and families who are on Medicaid. Starting on April 1, the COVID-19 public health emergency protection will be coming to an end. Medicaid enrollees who were continuously covered will again have to provide proof of eligibility to continue getting benefits.

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English Language Learner Parent Bill of Rights

January 27, 2023

At a press conference in support of a bill for an English Language Learner Parent Bill of Rights that enumerates the rights of English language learner students and the responsibilities of local and regional boards of education to educate such students.

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2023 Legislative Session

January 9, 2023

I am honored to have been sworn in to serve my 6th legislative term last week Wednesday to continue serving as your state representative. For this session, I have been re-appointed Assistant Deputy Speaker President Pro Tempore, and will serve on the legislature's Finance, Revenue and Bonding, Government Administration & Elections, Human Services Committees, and the Joint Committee on Legislative Management.

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